Sir John Narborough & James Narborough monument - St Clement - Knowlton, Kent
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N 51° 14.025 E 001° 16.019
31U E 379011 N 5677246
Quick Description: A fine carved monument to Rear-Admiral Sir John Narborough and James Narborough, who perished on the Association when it went aground off the Scilly Isles. A relief carving shows the shipwreck.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/24/2020 1:53:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM12NYD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member blackjack65
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Long Description:
A fine carved monument to Rear-Admiral Sir John Narborough and James Narborough, who perished on the Association when it went aground off the Scilly Isles. A relief carving shows the shipwreck of the Association.

"Monument in St Clement’s Church, Knowlton, Kent commemorating Sir John Narborough RN and James Narborough RN d. 1707 in the loss of the ‘Association’

Both were stepsons of Rear Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, drowned in the wreck of his fleet wrecked on Isles of Scilly 23/10/1707. Erected by Lady Shovell. The relief is a copy of the one on Sir Cloudesley Shovell's monument in Westminster Abbey."

SOURCE - (visit link)

The inscription on the monument reads -
In Memory of
Sr. JOHN NARBROUGH Bart.
&
JAMES NARBROUGH Esq
the only surviving sons of Sr. John Narbrough Knt.
Admirall of the Fleet in the Reigns of King Charles
the 2d. and King James the 2d. who with their entirely
belov'd Father in Law Sr. CLOUDESLY SHOVEL Knt.
Rear Admirall of Great Brittain and Admirall and
Commander in Cheife of the Fleet under her Present
Majesty Queen Anne, were unfortunately Shipwreckt
in the Night upon the Rocks of Scilly the 22d. of
October 1707.
Great was the Loss of these two Young Gentlemen whose
Obliging Conversation, Constant Friendship, & Religious
Duty were the Admiration of all that knew Them. They were
Ingenious, Virtuous, Pious,
Happy in their Inclinations, Happy in their Fortunes
Unhappy only in their Fate
The Ardency of their Affection had this Peculiar in it,
That their Mutuall Impatience of living long Asunder,
was the Great Occasion of their Dying both Together,
The Elder in the 23d. and the Younger in the 22d. Years of their Age
Dame ELIZABETH SHOVEL, their disconsolate Mother
as a Perpetual Memorial of her Inexpressible Greife
Hath raised and for ever Consecrated this Monument.
Nescit Naufragium Virtus
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 10/23/1707

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
St Clement's Church
Knowlton Court
Knowlton, Kent England
CT3 1PT


Sculptors Name: Not listed

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